Bond Offshore signs new contract with Premier Oil

                      Bond Offshore Helicopters
Bond Offshore Helicopters has signed a new contract with Premier Oil, to provide crew change flights using Bond’s first Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.

Services started on March 4, 2013 and the contract will run for three years with options to extend. Premier Oil has equity interests in nine producing fields as well as a number of current and future development projects in the UK North Sea.

The new aircraft was registered in Norway last month, before being flown to the UK. It will be operated under an arrangement with Bond’s sister company Norsk Helikopterservice (NHS). The aircraft is one of 16 ordered by Bond’s parent company Avincis Group in 2011.

Luke Farajallah, managing director, Bond Offshore Helicopters, said: “This new contract with Premier builds on our strong existing relationship with them, and is more evidence of our dedication to finding the best fit for our customers. We hope to grow with Premier as their North Sea projects mature”.

Richard Mintern, chief executive officer, Northern Europe and Asia Pacific, Avincis Group said: “Bond has been able to draw on the central resources of both the Avincis Group, as well as its Norwegian sister company NHS, in order to provide the best solution for Premier. This is a great demonstration of the power of Bond being part of a global group such as Avincis”.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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